With health being at the top of everyone’s priority list more than ever these days, we thought we’d shed light on some of the top healthcare stories from the past few weeks. Between artificial intelligence and telemedicine changing the future (and the present) of the healthcare industry and updates on the Moderna vaccine; there’s plenty of healthcare stories to be aware of!
Here’s a roundup of prominent healthcare stories you should know about:
“The advent of artificial intelligence (AI), with new advances being made all the time, holds particular promise for the future of the healthcare industry. Given AI’s ability to perform intelligence-based tasks, it’s not hard to see how this might be applicable to the delivery of healthcare.”
“With telemedicine, physicians are able to provide consultation, healthcare information and services to patients or clients at multiple locations. Defeating geographic barriers is particularly crucial in remote zones where people may have to travel hundreds of miles to see a special care provider, even when they are ill.”
“A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer’s disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the disease as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to a large international study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and simultaneously presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.”
“Based on our statistical model, we could be in for a ‘Halloween Treat’ with data achieving statistical significance potentially as early as Oct,” Yee wrote. He said that data from another Phase 3 trial testing Pfizer’s (PFE) Covid-19 vaccine could come around the same time, if not a bit earlier.
“Walmart, which already runs 19 primary care clinics with a more limited range of services than its Health Centers, has been elbowing further into the traditional health space during the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming earlier this month it planned to offer health insurance policies directly to consumers.”
Healthcare stories we’re missing?
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